Big win for charity at WSOP Main Event 2014!

REG players Jacobson and van Hoof finish in first and third place

On the nights of November 10th and 11th, Raising for Effective Giving was represented at the final table of the WSOP Main Event 2014 by Martin Jacobson and Jorryt van Hoof. Together with seven other players, they made up the November Nine, the nine remaining players who play out the world championship at what is the biggest poker event of the year. But it got even better than that: Jorryt van Hoof made an excellent third place thanks to some breathtaking moves, cashing for nearly $4 Mio. And Martin Jacobson fought back from short stack to win the whole tournament, thereby scooping the $10 Mio prize money and one of the highly coveted WSOP bracelets! This means that a REG member is now the current world poker champion!

With Jacobson and van Hoof both supporting REG, their fantastic achievements at the WSOP Main Event also imply that a significant amount of money will be donated to the most effective charities.

Congratulations to Martin Jacobson and Jorryt van Hoof for their outstanding performances and for significantly contributing to make a positive difference in the world!


More to follow later.